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My experience with Shinko tires is that they don't last very long. Great for racing since they are very sticky IMO but just wear out fast so any cost savings is eliminated by having to buy another set really soon after the first. My Shinko tires lasted just over 8400 miles and my OEM Dunlop tires lasted over 15,000 miles. My current Bridgestone Exedra Max tires have just over 7700 miles on them and look to last another 5000 miles maybe. Roads here are much smoother than in CO.

Valve adjustment can be done on your own if you have a little mechanical ability and desire to do it... same as most maintenance on the bike. HIGHLY recommend the service manual be on hand for doing it.

@psullam , do give your opinion on the Shinko tires here also.
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While it last the Shinko "016 Verge 2x" performed well all winter/spring here in Colorado, doing mountain roads even in cold/wet conditions.
Unfortunately at the end of its life, the rubber disintegrated and the tire was loosing air.
The problem is caused by the absence wear bars or they are nearly impossible to see / gauge. So I pushed the Shinko too far.
I went back to the Bridgestone Exedra which I actually paid less then the Shinko (at
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Originally Posted by willajabir View Post
had mine valve's checked. Cost a bit. Wasn't needed. One was adjusted since he was there, but he said it was probably like that all along and was still in tolerance.
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Nope, just mountain roads, maybe it's the altitude or less gravity
There may be something to that altitude explanation for 50 mpg. Just yesterday I checked the avg fuel consumption for the trip to Colorado. It was 50.4 mpg avg for the entire 3,500 miles which included a lot of 80 mph in getting there and in crossing the desert coming home. Granted, we were at a fairly relaxed gas-sipping pace riding as a group, so that probably helped the mileage some. I usually avg 42-44 around town here at home and 47-48 on trips. But even at 50 mpg, I am stopping for gas before 200 miles!

And to pile onto the tire discussion, I had a "Full Bore" rear tire that supposedly was made by Shinko (it was made in Korea, so there may be some truth to it). It was a sport compound and was real sticky and fun for 2,000 miles, but by 3,500 miles it was done (not quite as bad as the one in your picture though!). I have the Excedra Max's now and from the way they look now at 6,500 miles, I expect to at least double the miles on them. And I was impressed how they behaved in the wet and the couple downpours I ran into on the trip home from the gathering.
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Thank you for the report. Your right there in front of me with your mileage. looking forward to your next assessment, down the road.
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Checking the valve lash is not hard, changing the clearance is if needed. I plan on Checking mine and if needed take it to the dealer. My Magna has 52,000 miles on it and has only been checked once with no adjustment neeeded. There are guys with nearly 300,000 miles on their Magna's and have never had them Checked. I think if you keep the oil clean you should not have any wear problems.

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